For this design/visual assignment I used the Are We There Yet? idea and applied it to my character Ackerley.
Since I have dressed as this character before I already owned the cloak I always imagine him wearing. I decided to avoid a full costume for one picture to have my photo taken from behind wearing the cloak and a pair of brown boots. This was the original photo.
I then found a picture of a forest and added both of these into GIMP as layers using file > open as layers…
I then used the intelligent scissors selection tool and the pen that came with my computer to trace my outline for the image.
Then I had to switch the selection so it selected everything outside of the silhouette using the select > invert tool.
Selecting the eraser next, I increased the size and erased the entire selected area of the image, leaving just the silhouette.
Then I had to use the invert tool again to reselect the image and then use layer > anchor Layer to make sure that the image was solid again.
Then I was able to use the tools to change and distort the image to fit the frame. This mainly included flipping, scaling, and shearing the image.
Then I was able to erase any excess around the image before exporting the file.